Christine C. Fitzgerald

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cranford, NJ

Seiden Family Law, LLC
 | 1130 Raritan Road, Suite 3
Cranford, NJ 07016
Phone: 908-324-5400
Fax: 908-324-5401
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law

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    Attorney Profile

    Christine C. Fitzgerald is an attorney at Seiden Family Law in Cranford, New Jersey. Ms. Fitzgerald devotes her practice to family law, serving clients throughout New Jersey. She has over a decade of experience and provides committed representation to her clients. She handles matters involving alimony, child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence, prenuptial agreements, property settlements, relocation issues and same-sex family law.  

    Christine is certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Practicing family law since 2007, Christine is admitted to practice in New Jersey, New York, and before the Supreme Court of the United States and U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

    After graduating from Seton Hall University in 2002 and receiving her Juris Doctorate from New York Law School in 2006, Christine served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas P. Zampino, J.S.C. (retired) of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Essex County. After her clerkship, Christine entered private practice, further honing her experience and legal skills at several prominent family law firms in Bergen, Hudson and Morris counties before joining Seiden Family Law.

    Throughout her legal career Christine has earned recognition and accolades for her superior skills and determination. Most recently, Christine was honored as the 2018 Family Lawyer of the Year by the Hudson County Bar Association and Hudson County Bar Foundation.

    Demonstrating her commitment to the field of family law, Christine serves as an active member of the legal community of New Jersey. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Family Law Section’s Executive Committee (FLEC) of the New Jersey State Bar Association, where she currently serves as Chair of the Elective Share Subcommittee and is a former Co-Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Subcommittee. In addition to being involved with many of FLEC’s subcommittees and task forces, Christine is also a past Chair of the Supreme Court of New Jersey’s District VI Ethics Committee, an Early Settlement Panelist for Bergen County, the Recording Secretary of the Hudson County Bar Association, and the Co-Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Hudson County Bar Association. Recently, Christine was appointed to the General Council of the New Jersey State Bar Association and by the President of the New Jersey State Bar Association to serve on the Ethics Diversionary Program Committee.

    Continuing to build upon her experience and knowledge, in 2014, Christine graduated from the Family Law Trial Advocacy Program, a specialized matrimonial litigation training given by the American Bar Association’s Section of Family Law and the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA).

    Christine’s knowledge of family law have earned her frequent invitations to lecture at, moderate and present seminars by such organizations as the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education, the Hudson County Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association and at major events like the Annual Hot Tips in Family Law, the Family Law Symposium, the Annual Family Law Retreat, and the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. Christine has also written numerous scholarly articles that have been featured in professional publications, most notably New Jersey Family Lawyer.

    Christine combines her extensive experience in complex family law cases with her natural passion and empathy to help her clients navigate the legal process.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law

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    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

    Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

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    American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    Admitted: 2006, New Jersey

    Professional Webpage: https://www.seidenfamilylaw.com/our-team/64-christine-fitzge...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected as the 2018 Recipient of the Family Lawyer of the Year, Family Lawyer of the Year, Hudson County Bar Association, 2018
    • Super Lawyer Rising Star, since 2012

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified as a Matrimonial Law Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey, 2017
    • Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • State of New York
    • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Fellow, 2019
    • Hudson County Bar Association, Recording Secretary, 2020
    • Bergen County Bar Association, Early Settlement Panelist, 2015
    • Bergen County Bar Association, Member
    • Hudson County Bar Association, Trustee
    • Young Lawyer Family Law Subcommittee, Co-Chair
    • United States District Court of New Jersey
    • Hudson County Bar Association, Women in the Profession Committee, member, 2018
    • State of New Jersey
    • Hudson County Bar Association's Family Lawyer of the Year, 2018
    • New Jersey Supreme Court, District VI Ethics Committee, Chair, 2018
    • NJSBA, Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Subcommittee, Co-Chair, 2011
    • HCBA 9-11 Memorial Committee Member, 2011
    • Hudson County Bar Association, Family Law Committee, 2018
    • NJSBA, Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 2018
    • New Jersey Supreme Court, Ethic Committee Member, District VI, 2012
    • New Jersey Supreme Court, Ethics Committee, District VI, Vice Chair, 2015
    • Hudson County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Recording Secretary, 2012

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Supreme Court of New Jersey, District Ethics Committee, District VI, Chair, 2019

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • December 2018, Speaker, Family Law Year in Review, HCBA, 2018
    • Right to Parent Versus Right to Privacy, New Jersey Family Lawyer
    • December 2017, Speaker, Family Law Year in Review, HCBA, 2017
    • Volume 38, No. 6 (December 2018), Co-Author, Potential and Pitfalls of Social Media for Family Law Cases and Attorneys, New Jersey Family Lawyer, 2018
    • September 2018, Speaker and Organizer, Family Law: Where Ethics DO Apply and the Consequences Matter!, HCBA, 2018
    • Seminar materials for the Family Law Exam Prep Course seminar, Author, Outline of the Rules of Court and Rules of Evidence, NJ Chapter of AAML and NJICLE, 2018
    • Materials submitted for Hot Tips in Family Law seminar, Author, Standard of Living for Purposes of Equitable Distribution, NJICLE, 2018
    • November 2018, Panelist, Hot Tips in Family Law, NJICLE, 2018
    • October 2018, Panelist, Family Law Certification Exam Prep Course, NJ Chapter of AAML and NJICLE, 2018
    • November 2012, Speaker, Hot Tips for Family Law, NJICLE, NJSBA Family Law Section, 2012
    • Child Custody Basic seminar materials, Author, Back to Basics and More: Custody Case Law, NJICLE, 2019
    • March 2019, Moderator and Speaker, Child Custody Basics, NJICLE, 2019
    • Moderator & Speaker, Family Law Jeopardy, NJSBA Family Law Section, 2012
    • Family Law Jeopardy, HCBA Family Law Committee, 2012
    • Speaker, Hot Tips for Family Law, NJSBA Family Law Section, 2013

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy & American Bar Association Section of Family Law's Family Law Trial Advocacy Program, 2014
    • Hudson County Family Lawyer of the Year, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Seton Hall University, B.A. in Communications, 2002
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    1130 Raritan Road
    Suite 3
    Cranford, NJ 07016

    Phone: 908-324-5400

    Fax: 908-324-5401

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